For years, Ebony magazine has been offering beauty tips, news of interest to African-American women, and makeover advice. Now, it looks like the mag has undergone a little makeover of its own, with the recent appointment of Amy DuBois Barnett. According to a Johnson Publishing Company release, Madame Barnett will now serve as Editor-in-Chief of Ebony magazine. Of her experience, they report:

Barnett is an award-winning media executive, writer and brand architect. Most recently, she was the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar. Prior to that stint, Barnett held top masthead positions at Teen People, entering history books as the first African-American woman in the country to head a major mainstream consumer magazine, and at Honey Magazine, where she doubled the circulation.

Barnett is a Brown University graduate. She also holds a creative writing M.F.A. degree from Columbia University.

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